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University of Southern California Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
647 Reviews
4.2
647 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • An effort is made by the administration to foster a real work-life balance (in 18 reviews)

  • Great benefits include tuition remission and doubling of 403(b) contributions (i (in 36 reviews)


Cons
  • But the good news is that USC has already been working on the safety issue around the campus (in 14 reviews)

  • There is cumbersome bureaucracy and red tape that you would not expect at a private institution (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Best job you will ever have as a student

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Southern California

    Pros

    Friendly, flexible, great benefits, great salary for student workers, cares that you will get your school work done

    Cons

    Not applicable because nothing is wtong. By far the best job Ive ever had and ever will have

  2.  

    It is great place to work at

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Southern California

    Pros

    Great place, high pay, friendly environment. I like it a lot. And also food is realy really good. People are friendly and so friendly

    Cons

    The environment outside are not quite safe. Please avoid going outside at very late time. Or you can call a cruiser to take you

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Student Worker

    Current Employee - Webmaster in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Webmaster in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at University of Southern California

    Pros

    Very flexible schedule.
    Academics are given prime importance.

    Cons

    Very tough to find student jobs without referral.

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  5.  

    Research assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Southern California

    Pros

    Get knowledge beyond the regular course

    Cons

    workload is really high every week

  6.  

    Research and Developing in the field pf Image Processing, Spatial Application and GIS Projects

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R&D in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - R&D in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at University of Southern California part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    challenging projects, learning beside a well atmosphere to apply my recent knowledge

    Cons

    Text recognition and Symbol Recognition algorithm improvement,, Applying RDF and Information Integration Technique on Geospatial Application

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Very nice

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at University of Southern California

    Pros

    Helpful people, Good salary, great environment

    Cons

    Cant think of any; had a great experience

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good work experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at University of Southern California

    Pros

    Friendly working environment, good chance to practice English.

    Cons

    Low salary, get busy when semester ends

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    USC Bookstore

    Current Employee - Bookstore in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Bookstore in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at University of Southern California part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    30% off most bookstore merchandise, flexible hours

    Cons

    management system is slightly lacking in organisation, and is sometimes slightly inefficient.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to be at

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at University of Southern California

    Pros

    Good Work Environment
    Great benefits
    Knowledgeable people
    Great learning environment

    Cons

    Lots of work
    Neighborhood is not safe

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Postdoctoral scholar

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Southern California full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Feel free to do things here. Just follow your supervisor's instructions directly.

    Cons

    the academical atmosphere differs from department to department.

    Recommends

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